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, representing a nearly $1.9 billion loss for the company. groupon stock popped following rumors that google might be planning a takeover. groupon shares hit $4.69, the highest level in 3 weeks, after rumors spread that google could be considering a buy of the coupon company. groupon rejected a $6- billion bid from google prior to going public. but bloomberg news reports since groupon's market share has fallen in value, google is considering another offer. both google and groupon have declined comment. google is turning into a shopper's friend this christmas. 80% of people are googling their research on christmas purchases before buying. however, julia krueger of google says this doesn't necessarily mean shopping habits are transitioning to online- only. "they want to feel confident about what they're buying, and feel like they are getting a good value. so not everybody looks for the lowest price, but very often they want to feel good about the price they are paying. so even if it's within a few dollars, it may be a better purchase for someone to buy it locally or to be able to know that the
in a lunch this morning. google says it was a global service disruption but after 5- 10 minutesb the service was -- minutes the service was back online. >>> the federal trade commission announced it is investigating certain mobile apps to app. they can capture a child's location, phone numbers and more. the fcc did not specify which companies it is investigating. the act requires companies to gets parental consent before collecting information from children. >>> the vote on facebook's privacy policy ended today. they will go ahead with the policy changes. the vote was 7-1 against the changes. facebook rules require 30% of subscribers to vote. only .07% voted in the election that ended today. >>> george hw abush remains -- george h. w. bush remains hospitalized. he is 88 years old. he is making progress but doctors haven't set a date for discharge. and doctors in south africa plan to perform more tests on nelson mandela who is 94 years old. he was admitted to the hospital over the weekend but no details were released about why he was hospitalized. >>> ford plans to update software to try to s
metal card. >>> 7:24. san francisco police and google plus, teaming up to keep bikes from being stolen. a workshop tonight at 6:00 will show how to protect bikes and how the police investigate bike thefts. it will show how the -- the best locks to use on the bikes and how to keep bikes safe. the workshop is 6 -- at 6:00 at google san francisco on spear street. you have to register in advance. >>> if you can't bike to work or school, you have to take a car, let's check in with sal. the east shore pretty crowded -- crowded? >> it is. you can see it's heavy here westbound. that's kind of a long line getting to the bay bridge. we had several stalled cars. kind of a bad morning for the bridge. not a lot of accidents but just broken down cars on that span. now here we are looking at a huge toll plaza delay of 40 minutes before you make it unless you are in the carpool lane, it will be 40 gets getting to the bay bridge. 580 is backed up as well. you need to give yourself extra time or consider public transportation. we're looking at the nimitz freeway. some people may want to think about the
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